In our September/October issue, we taught you how you can save your own seeds. Well, the end of the peak gardening season is approaching, and if you've decided to do just that, give yourself a pat on the back. Saving seeds from your own garden crops is key to food security and global biodiversity.
Every seed saved in a backyard is one that won't be purchased from the ever-expanding garden-industrial complex. To learn more about consolidation in the seed industry, check out the excellent research by Philip Howard, assistant professor at Michigan State University: Seed Industry Consolidation.